Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How old do I have to be to be a part of GEM Academy?

We accept participants between the ages of 16-25 years of age.

What if I am not a permanent resident or citizen? 

No problem! Citizenship or residency is not a requirement for participation.

Do I need a certain amount of credits to enroll?

No, you don't, but less credits mean more time needed to graduate.

What if I have a child and I need help with child-care?

We can direct you to various programs that offer free child-care services.

What if I don't speak English well?

English learners are welcome to apply! We will get you started with Rosetta Stone to help you learn more English.

Do I need my parent(s)/ legal guardian(s) present at the time of enrollment?

Minors (under the age of 18) are required to have a parent/ legal guardian present at the time of enrollment.

What if I have an IEP?

Students with IEPs are welcome! Please have your IEP ready upon enrollment.

I work part-time. Are there any accommodations for me?

You are welcome to contact us to discuss options. 

How much is tuition?

$0! Our program is FREE!

I need help with transportation. Do you provide bus passes or tokens?

Bus passes are provided to full-time enrolled participants that are actively engaged in the IV League (Internship/ Volunteer Program). 

How soon can I graduate from the High School Diploma program? 

It varies with each participant's academic progress and commitment to graduate.